Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Sugar Queen, Review

Josey Cirinni is sure for three things: winter is her favourite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and her passion for man she loves is best kept secret, even from him. Josey has grudgingly settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, but her one consolation is the secret stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she keeps in her closet. One morning, she opens her closet for a sweet, but she finds Della Lee Baker hiding there instead. Della Lee is a local waitress on the run who is one part nemesis-and two parts fairy godmother. Under Della Lee's guidance, Josey is soon living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion is so real it can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that's just for starters.
This is a normal book. Almost normal, for telling the truth. I only knew that after I read it. I had it on my bookshelves for a year and I took it with me when I went on vacation.

It's telling the story of Josey. She's a young woman on her 30's. She's leaving with her mother on her parent's house-her father is dead-and she's dreaming to leave that life, every single day, since she hates it. She is in love with Adam, the postman, but she's to shy to talk to him more than few seconds. Josey is finding joy by eating sweets, which are hidden in her closet. But one day a woman, named Della Lee, moves in her closet and desides to change Josey's life.

The story doesn't tell only about Josey's, Adam's and Della Lee's life, but it concludes other peoples' lives too, such as Josey's mother who struggles trying to keep her image untouched, Adam's best friend who has troubles with his girlfriend and Della Lee's really mean ex-boyfriend.

It's an easy book to be read. It concludes so many people and events from the past and the present that you will have to wait until the end to figure out what will happen. Because of the variety of the characters on it, you can find yourself in one of them. The characters have been through a lot, deaths, troubled relationships and changes, that at the end you will care for them and you will find yourself anxious to find their own happiness.

I said in the beggining that it's almost normal and that's true. Although, you figure it out at the end, so there is no point to describe it paranormal or whatever. It's a simple book that most of you wouldn't like. But it's a nice choice if you want to have a break from vampire worlds, etc.

Last thing I want to tell you: I don't know you personally to judge you and tell you what to read or not, but if you're into all those vampires, angel VS demons, worlds etc, then it's not a book that will surprise you and make you read more. But if you're one of those that read everything then it's a nice choice, really simple and easy.


  1. I have read The Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Her books always have a "feel good" quality about them.Though I like fantasy, I prefer most books without any kind of vampires , angels etc.
    Thanks for the review!

  2. You're welcome Misha. I haven't read The Garden Spells. I will, sometime. She's really good even though she's new in writing....

  3. I've liked Sarah's other books but haven't read this one yet.


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